I had my 10th/+ CT angio for treatment/monitoring of mutiple cerebral aneurysms - artery was closed using mynx device and caused blood clot on site. My femoral nerve was damaged/injured causing constant pain from groin to hip, down thigh and to the back. Has anyone experienced any complications similiar to mine? Any suggestions or comments will be greatly appreciated.
I had my 10th/+ CT angio for treatment/monitoring of mutiple cerebral aneurysms - artery was closed using mynx device and caused blood clot on site. My femoral nerve was damaged/injured causing constant pain from groin to hip, down thigh and to the back. Has anyone experienced any complications similiar to mine? Any suggestions or comments will be greatly appreciated. This is my second posting of this question - is this not an important topic/issue if not to you but to me!! So frustrated!!! I get the same response from dr's ...............duh...............hmm!! PLEASE HELP!!!!!
Thanks for writing in.
Femoral nerve can be accidently nicked during CT angiogram. It is important that you get yourself evaluated by your treating doctor for the extent of nerve damage. It is difficult to tell anything without a clinical exam. In the meantime you can take pain killers for pain.
i too have femoral nerve cramps and they are not anything like muscle cramps. vicious is too mellow a description for these pains. pain killers will not work, nor will muscle relaxers. I tried attaching a tens device and that too didn't work. what most do not understand is they feel worse than a knife in you. your thigh muscles will be completely relaxed while the spasm is happening and these spasms don't go away easily. afterwards, days sometimes, it continues to tremble and reminds me of an earthquake's trembling. ready to erupt again and you must move so carefully so as to not initiate another spasm. it took me months for the incidents to subside. now i have the feeling that they are ready to resurface. i have suspicions that my renewed situp exercises are about to jump start them again. hopefully changing the way i do the situps will prevent them from returning in full. frankly i am scared that i may have redamaged the nerve and that is why i am revisiting this forum.
For 18 yrs now I have been going threw the hell that you have been talking about. I too have damage to my genital femoral nerve, illiongoinal nerve & hypo-gastric illiongoinal nerve. It was caused from a simple hernia surgery. The intense pain would consistently put me in the ERs. Going to doctors has become my life. Lidocaine infusions gave me back my life for about two years until it was too much on my heart. Now I am taking pain killers which helps mask the pain, but it does not take it away. The more I move now the worse the nerve fires off. I have been searching for anyone that has been going thew anything remotely close.
please listen to me carefully i had an uncessary surgery and was misdiagnosed and had my left testicle removed and somehow the nerve pain that was causing my left testicle to hurt went to the right side .somehow from the surgery my genital nerve on my right side went haywire .i was in excruciating pain for 2 years could barley walk and had a tens unit on which barely made a dent. my nerve pain was in my groin my side and went direclty into my scrotum and made my remaining testicle so sensitive it was hard to get dressed.i was about to give up they wanted to put a spinal cord stimulator in but i said no way. then i discovered on the internet well my dad did something called cryotherapy.this is when under xray they freeze your genital femoral nerve by inserting a probe close to the nerve and freezing it. my first freezing i felt better. the whole idea is to weaken the nerve pain with several freezings. i had if i can recall 6 freezings which were like 20 years ago. they told me i might have to have a freezing every several months if the pain came back bad .it never did. i still have muscle tightness in my groin area alot but its quite livable compared to the excruciating pain i was in. on a scale of 1 to 10 i was a constant 10 pain level for 2 straight years now although im not 100% my pain level has hardly ever went above a 2 in 20 years. i would suggest and im no doctor but that you ask your dr about cryotherapy which is freezing the nerve .this was done to me by a pain management dr. i wish you the best of luck larry
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